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legislation and amendments that -- these rules and there was one rule in the waning days of the clinton administration that was a workplace safety rule. clinton finalized the role and then left office and republicans overturned it. that is the only role that congress has been able to overturn. could it happen again? potentially yes. it is a winning issue for republicans because they can get democrats on their side. one thing that was interesting was that he said was its effect on climate change, human activity, that is unclear. >> something he said that offers
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a preview of how they might run the chamber in the fall if they take over is he alluded that there are some senators, democratic senators, where legislation still need 60 votes to pass. it would be difficult for some democratic senators to oppose that kind of legislation. >> will be fecund moving up the -- will we see him moving up the leadership ranks in the years to come? >> we could. he is a rising star, no doubt about it. senator brasso has been out front -- barrasso has been out front, he is one to watch. >> thank you for being with us. >> c-span's new book, sundays at eight. >> if you want to subsidize housing in this country, and you want to talk about it and the populace agrees that is are trying towe focus on the speaker is because it is the speaker with the full majesty and weight of his position who yesterday made certain allegations which at this point he has not yet answered you. -- i will yield to you. >> you have an audience that you
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normally would not have. thereteresting fact is are going back to 1970 and 1972, taking out a contract, you are opinion, thaty was to imply that members were un-american in there at to video. -- youped anyway did stop and you waited. you know that there was no one there. >> put those two men from your this give us your it on the to. speaker o'neill was a giant. even the politics of the house. he cap much of it to himself in terms of other members will stop the violence the received a great amount of intelligence all
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day long from members and what was going on in different laces. po was to leave the politics is always possible. no one got their way all the time. we saw was newt gingrich who made a conscious decision that they would always be in the minority. they worked with the majority. they started attacking the leader. >> and his own party. >> and his own party. the only avenue to the majority is through confrontation. this was an argument about the . to ask rhetorical questions and make these charges. he knew at that time the camera was very tight on the speaker at the time will stop the role can
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that it changes the whole dynamics. that now manycess years later has torn this institution apart. it is really paralyzed institution. george miller tonight on c-span's q&a. tuesday, simon and schuster was releasing hillary clinton's latest book "hard choices." thetv was in new york at book publisher office to talk to some of the people involved in the production of the book. >> i have been totally involved through all of the books actually. publisher, butl i have been involved in the process. we tried to persuade her to publish a book and it came to take a village.
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help there trying to convince her to do so. i'm not the editor. it is not my course rank. i watch over the application and help get it all organized. i made sure things are on track. sure that all of our best people are working on it. >> we are publishing "hard choices." it is her fourth book with us. i was editor of the book. i am overseeing all aspects. i'm working closely with all of the people at the company will stop >. >> as the editor, are there a lot of act and forth e-mails? try to givease, and as much attention to secretary
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clinton's book as i had to all of the other authors be published. i should mention we are also publishing a terrific united states senator and his book is out right now. i do not want to favor one author over another. > >> when we acquire that book, they asked if there was anything that we could do for the e-book specifically. we brainstormed some ideas. with talk about when the right time to act on those ideas might be. lay is to lie a's -- zone -- liase. >> wordy ago. -- where do you go? >> it depends on the book and the potential.
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media.ns with national their.ts from >> my role with the clinton title has been to work on the marketing side of that. it had involved a website for this book dedication. a facebook age in the production of promotional videos and the release of content on the web. my role up to now has been very much the digital marketing role. it has been a fun one. so many people are watching and so many people care. we make a lot of videos, but we don't have many that go up on the homepage of aol or yahoo!. that part has been fun. >> watch for hillary clinton to appear on both tv soon to discuss her latest book "hard choices." memoiristsclinton's
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of for years as secretary of state is set to be released on tuesday. excerpts from that book "hard choices" are finding their way into news reports. joining us to talk about that is jonathan allen, co-author of the new york times best-selling book secrets and the rebirth of heller clinton. , and the rebirth of hillary clinton. we know hillary clinton has been contemplating a potential presidential bid. how does this book fit into that process? guest: it is a big milestone on her path to running for president. she has been running all along, but the question is whether she will stop not whether she will start. this is her take on the four years she had at the state department, a little bit of her take on the 2008 presidential campaign and what wrong there. withhat the relationship president obama was like. i think it is an effort by her to move past that as well, to
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start pivoting towards the future. hopefully being able talk about what her vision for 2016 is. rather than talking about the past. unfortunately for her, people like to talk about the past. , a is given 600 plus pages reason for people to ask questions about the book, about what she said in that, about what she didn't say in it. for a little while, it will be hard to move onto the next phase. is team hillary looking at the reception the book will receive, or is this more her staking out positions on various issues? hert: i'm not sure it is staking out positions, or at least not the kind that would rally people around her cause. the book is not meant to be a campaign platform, it is not cryt to create a rallying for some sort of issue. will be watching what the reaction is, more than
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watching what the reaction is, they will take that reaction and portray it as a positive and the reason for her to jump into the presidential campaign. whatever metrics say use, book sold, box ships -- books shipped. they will say there is the tremendous cry for you to run, you should do that. in my book, we have for talking about what would bring her into a presidential campaign, and what brought her into campaigns in the past. time,s been drafted every which we found a little hard to take. as if she was an ambitious enough, or didn't want to do it on her own. her view is that she has been willed, i think this book be used by her people to convince her and others that there is a big cry for her to run. host: some excerpts from her new book already coming out in various news stories, from cbs news last week from simon &
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schuster who are publishing her book. what is interested you the most? guest: difficult to she will have his dissing herself from president obama on things that have been unpopular. what ends up happening is a little bit of a model, which is why you have that title, hard choices. she is trying to explain how you could be on one side of an issue, and it might be right, or look right, and be on the other right at one look moment. these are complex choices. just ae was in denver, week ago, she said that people in government shouldn't be judged on these hard choices that they are making. i thought that was fascinating. i don't think that claim goes over well with voters, the idea that if you are in a tough spot, you make a choice, it shouldn't come back to haunt you.
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i think most voters want to judge their elected officials on the decisions they make. host: one of the interesting excerpts coming up in the book is her talking about her first meeting with president obama before the 2008 convention. she writes, this courtesy of cbs news, we stared at each other like two teenagers on awkward first date. host: surprising? to see theuld like video of him getting in the corsage on her. the idea that she doesn't care what people thinks about her is hard to swallow. i do think she showed the state department a new willingness to pay more
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attention to what she thought she should be doing, and less attention to what she thought was the politically expedient thing to do. of that liberation of the state department, her aides talk about that a lot. she seemed to be more liberated, a little less like she had to play a particular role. >> on the next "washington journal" lauren french looks at the week ahead in congress. and rebecca adams discusses a survey that finds nearly 3 million americans who applied for medicaid under the affordable care act. they're still waiting for applications to be processed. and details on the annual report on redundant federal programs. we will take your calls and you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter. "washington journal" live at 7
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a.m. eastern on c-span. >> tomorrow on our companion network, c-span 3, we take you to the center for strategic and international studies were discussion of international relations. join us for that at 1 a.m. on monday. and examining the security along the u.s. border with officials from u.s. customs and border protections. the u.s. office of special counsel the national border patrol council. at the end of a four-day trip to europe, president obama attended ceremonies in normandy commemorating the 70th anniversary of world war ii d-day invasion get at the ceremony that took waste at the
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normandy american memorial, -- took place at the normandy american memorial, he spoke. this is about an hour and a half. >> ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the president of the french republic and the president of the united states. >> [speaking french]
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>> please remain standing for the national anthems of the french republic and the united states of america. french]king
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[drumroll] ♪
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♪ [applause] >> presidents, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, please be seated.
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>> [speaking french] >> it is our privilege to welcome all the distinguished visitors joining us today. we extend a special welcome to the d-day and world war ii veterans and their family members in attendance who honor us all with their presence. today we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the d-day landing which began on the morning of june 6, 1944. [applause] >> today's ceremony will honor our military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the liberation of europe. including among those we honor are the 9,387 of our fallen veterans interned at this sacred ground and the 1,557 missing in action inscribed on the walls of the missing. >> [speaking french]
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>> ladies and gentlemen. please bow your heads for the invocation delivered by the most reverend f. richard spencer. >> may we join our hearts together in prayer.
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almighty and eternal god, as we gather here on holy ground to remember the fallen heroes of yesterday, everything we see, everything that we cannot see exists because of you alone. peace comes from you. it all belongs to you. peace exists for your glory. history is our story. our path here today is to not fix the blame, but to fix the course for the future. give to our leaders to lead us with humility, the compassion to lead us with generosity. help us to remember that we are human beings, united not by race or religion or blood, but to our common commitment to freedom and justice for all. help us to share, to serve, and to seek the common good for
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everyone. whenever we face difficult days ahead, my we have a new birth of clarity in our aims. responsibility in our actions some humility in our approaches, and civility in our attitudes, even when we differ from one another. may all people of goodwill join together to work for a more just, more healthy, and more prosperous world and a more prosperous planet. in your holy name, we pray, amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the french republic -- whenever we face difficult days ahead, my we have a new birth of clarity in our aims. responsibility in our actions some humility in our approaches, and civility in our attitudes, even when we differ from one another. may all people of goodwill join together to work for a more just, more healthy, and more prosperous world and a more prosperous planet. in your holy name, we pray, amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, the
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president of the french republic francois hollande. [applause] >> dear veterans of d-day, ladies and gentlemen, today we commemorate on june 6, a
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memorable date in our history, where our two peoples were joined in the same struggle, the struggle for liberty. we are here today next to the beach near the cemetery, a peaceful beach. on june 6 1944, it was a horrible battlefield. this is what we want to remember today, 70 years later. in history, there are always challenges to face.
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things sometimes go wrong. and in the pre-hours of dawn, everything started to go wrong on omaha beach. the navy's artillery had missed its targets and the tanks that were to support the infantry had sunk. the soldiers of the first waves of the assault found themselves lightly armed and faced with rifles, heavy artillery, and machine guns. they were mutilated, massacred, while the survivors were pinned down on the sand among the dead and wounded under deadly fire. while the tide came in. the nazis were sure of
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themselves. they believed they would repel all assaults thanks to the bunkers on the atlantic wall. the had not reckoned with the fact that in democracy, a great ideal takes great courage. men would give their lives to save other lives -- on the continent of liberty. every man who set foot on omaha beach on june 6, 1944 was the hero. these young soldiers regrouped with a few officers with no orders and no plan and they ran
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toward the german fences. this desperate, unexpected, irresistible assault was victorious. a few hours later, they had won the battle. omaha, utah, all of these names evoke suffering and glory, desolation and pride, cruelty and deliverance. more than 20,000 americans gave their lives here in normandy. 20,838. i shall not forget one of them. they were your relatives, your
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brothers, and your friends. they were our liberators. france will never forget what we owe to these men and women. what we owe to the united states of america. france will never forget the solidarity between our two nations. the solidarity that prevailed during the two great tragedies of the last century, which we faced on our shared dream of freedom. america remembers the contribution that france made to its revolution.

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